Pediatric liver transplantation in India, Children Liver Transplant In India
Liver transplant is advised in the children with liver failure. It is recommended in those cases where the child may not be able to sustain life without liver transplantation. The common condition in children that results in liver transplantation is biliary atresia. Biliary atresia is the condition occurring in infants that results in the blockage of bile ducts inside and outside the liver. This results in the accumulation of bile in the liver resulting in scarring and liver damage. Other diseases in children that may require liver transplantation include Wilson’s disease, Alagille’s Syndrome, hepatitis, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, and hemochromatosis.